Memcached is an object caching platform, which is used to supercharge the loading speed of database-powered websites by caching the calls and the replies between the visitor and the server. In simple terms, every time a certain page on such a site is requested, the script connects to its database to request the info that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a hyperlink to visit a different page, the whole operation is executed again and this leads to multiple database calls and excessive server load, even more so if the website has a lot of concurrent visitors. Memcached "remembers" this exchange of information, so in case any of these pages is requested again, the script no longer has to extract any info from the database, since everything is provided by the caching platform. In this way, the overall load speed of your site will increase and you will get more satisfied visitors and they’ll be able to browse your site faster. In addition, the Memcached platform "refreshes" its cache every time any content in the database is modified, so the website users will never see outdated data.

Memcached in Cloud Web Hosting

Memcached is offered as an optional upgrade with each and every cloud web hosting account that we are offering and if you would like to use it for any script-driven Internet site that you host on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform, you’ll be able to activate it in several simple steps via your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In the meantime, you will get the option to upgrade two separate features – the instances and the system memory. The first one is related to the number of the websites that can use the Memcached content caching system simultaneously, so if you need it for several Internet sites, you can order a handful of instances. The second one refers to the maximum amount of memory that Memcached will be permitted to use to cache info, so for many sites (or for one frequently visited site), you’d better order more memory for improved performance. The memory comes in increments of 16 MB and more memory can be ordered at any time. With the Memcached caching system, each script-based Internet site hosted on our cloud servers will load unbelievably fast.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached object caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer and use its full capacity for any script-powered site hosted by us. The upgrade is offered through the Hepsia Control Panel and you can choose two things – the number of instances and the amount of memory. These things show the number of the websites that can use the Memcached caching platform and the amount of system memory that it will use to store your content. You can select them independently, since a given instance is not linked to a fixed amount of system memory, so you can use lots of memory for a single traffic-consuming Internet site, for example. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you want. The platform can be used with any script-driven site regardless of its type, including those based on popular software apps like Drupal, Joomla or WordPress, and a lot of companies such as Wikipedia and Zynga are already using it to boost the performance of their websites.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

You’ll get Memcached with each of the virtual private server packages offered by us when you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you will be able to activate the object caching platform via the section with the very same name. The configuration takes a few clicks of the mouse and you’ll distinguish the difference in the overall performance of your Internet sites almost immediately. The amount of memory that Memcached can use to store info depends on the particular Virtual Private Server hosting plan that you have selected, but at any rate it will not be less than several hundred MB, which is more than enough even for multiple intense-traffic sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites driven by Joomla, WordPress or any other app and lower the load on your VPS server, which will permit you to continue using the current Virtual Private Server hosting plan rather than upgrading to a more powerful one, since you will simply not need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Wikipedia, Zynga and Reddit, which is a proof of its effectiveness.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

Each dedicated server that’s ordered with our Hepsia hosting Control Panel comes with Memcached pre-installed by default, so you can begin using the object caching system once your server is assembled, without having to upgrade or activate anything. The amount of memory that Memcached can employ depends on the server that you’ve selected, but since our servers are pretty powerful and given the fact that it’s likely that you’ll host resource-heavy sites on them, the minimum amount of memory that the caching system can use is 3 GB. This will enable you to increase the overall performance of very heavy sites with no effort and you’ll distinguish the difference soon after the Memcached caching system starts caching database calls. You can use the caching system with any database-driven web page, including those that are based on popular Content Management Systems like WordPress and Joomla.